Traumatisms

The cervical sprain known as whiplash

Commonly associated with car accidents, cervical and lumbar sprains are injuries that increase up to 30% during vacations. Whiplash is the most frequent cause of cervical sprain and distention, in the United States alone, there are more than one million cases per year. Read More

Sprains in every stage of life

The saying goes that "the Three Musketeers are not the same as 20 years later". And, in the matter of injuries, contractures and sprains, each stage of life has its particularities. Read More

Previous fractures, probability of osteoporosis

A recent study indicates that older women who have suffered from broken bones in their youth, may be at increased risk of osteoporosis. When women develop this bone disease, the loss of quality of life related to health becomes similar to that experienced by people with arthritis, lung disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases, according to the international team of researchers. Read More

Wrist fracture, very common in children and the elderly

Imagine the scene: a person tries to interrupt or prevent a fall by "sticking" their hands and arms forward; the hands hit the ground with the weight of the body and the two bones of the forearm - the ulna and the radius - bend or break just above the wrist. It is very likely that this person suffers from a fracture. Read More

Fractures must be attended to with opportunity

Lesions or bone fractures Pain that is experienced by a fracture can vary from mild to severe, depending on the extent of the damage. In some cases, a person suffering from fractures caused by trauma or injury may not be aware that he has broken his bones, as it is not easily visible through the skin. It is only during the X-ray examination that the fractures are revealed. Inmediate attention Read More

John Lennon spent 20 minutes in resuscitation

Dr. Sthephan G. Lynn was in charge of emergencies at Roosevelt Hospital when he received a badly wounded man. Lynn held John Lennon's heart in his hands, massaging it and trying to revive his heartbeat, but he could never get it back, he published the interview with the doctor by the New York Times. Read More

Rockets injuries increase in December

According to information from the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), during this time the demand in the emergency service for injuries related to the manipulation of games and artifacts of piroct├ęcnia grows. Read More

Leukemia is detected in NY firefighters

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, left a milestone in the history of the United States and the entire world; the consequences of this fact impacted the physical and mental health of the population, in the short and long term, according to an investigation of the British scientific journal The Lancet. Read More

What does not work in first aid

From time to time we encounter emergency situations in real life, where knowledge about the different first aid procedures will really help. But since the common knowledge of first aid comes from any person, even from those without formal studies, sometimes what we believe is right, does not really do anything good at all. Are you ready to know what those myths are? You can take a surprise ... Read More

What you should know about a hip fracture

It is one of the most frequent bone lesions among people 65 years of age or older, although it can occur at any age. Hip fractures are more common in women due to the natural loss of bone mass (osteoporosis) and are usually caused by a fall. Read More

Woman unable to feel fear helps science

Researchers at the University of Iowa (UI) may have discovered the region of the brain where fear is experienced, and in the future to better treat post-traumatic stress syndrome, publishes the university's press portal. Read More

First aid for puncture wounds

Due to the numerous activities, it is not uncommon to suffer an injury. A penetrating wound often appears as the result of any activity. Most of the time, you may not feel it, you only notice when there is pain, that it begins to tear the muscles. Read More

First aid by bite

Injuries caused by the bite of an animal or a person are the most common injuries in the emergency services of hospitals. Read More

Recommendations to treat sprains

It is said that half of the people who practice a sport daily, sooner or later, suffer from a sprain. When a joint is forced to move in an unnatural position, injury occurs to the ligaments, which are the strong and flexible fibers that support the bones. The most common sprains are the wrist and ankle sprain and occur when we "twist" and the ligaments that are around it are stretched too much or break. Read More

Foreign accent syndrome affects speech muscles

The foreign accent syndrome occurs in people who survive a stroke or traumatic event but that leaves sequels or injuries, which cause the patient to speak in a very strange way, with a strong accent as if he were a foreigner. Read More

Earthquakes cause post-traumatic stress

After being exposed to severe trauma, either after living an earthquake or being involved in acts of violence, adults have a higher risk of developing chronic and severe post-traumatic stress reactions, associated with chronic anxiety and depressive behaviors, according to studies published in The American Journal of Psychiatry. Read More

Tenosynovitis is generated by the use of technology

Technology aims to simplify the life of the human being; However, some ways of using it can cause damage to health. For example, sending messages by cell phone constantly and at high speed, as well as using the computer keyboard for long hours, can cause injuries to hands and wrists. Read More

Tips against skin burns from overexposure to the sun

There is no quick and effective cure against skin burns from overexposure to the sun. Once your tan has turned into a burn, the damage is done, however, you can only know how serious it was after 12 to 24 hours that you realize something is not right. What you can do, according to the Mayo Clinic, are the following recommendations: Read More